William J Oliver BCom , MInstD.
I was born in Otorohanga and farm with my wife Karen in the Rangitoto district near Te Kuiti.
I have a B.Com from Otago University and I believe I have an in-depth understanding of rural concerns. I have been the recipient of farming awards and have been on judging panels in recent times.
In addition to business knowledge and skills I bring extensive governance understanding and experience gained through my agri-sector directorship roles, which include Deer Industry NZ, Carrfields Primary Wool, and Vetora.
I am a current WESCT trustee after being elected in 2017.
Encompassed within WESCT’s strategy for TLC, is for the company to build a positive working culture for its
employees and to be a community-focused company respecting the privilege of being a monopoly provider
treating customers with respect and efficient service.
In addition, I believe succession is important, especially for such an important community owned asset. Succession is a key component within our current WESCT strategy.
As a Trust we are beginning to realise many of the objectives set out in our current WESCT strategy, and I would be grateful to continue building on this vision alongside my fellow current WESCT trustees, Erin Gray and Janette Osborne.